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Can stomach sleeping give you neck pain?

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With sleeping on your stomach, you may lie for long periods with your head turned to the right or the left, which can leave you with neck pain. You could try sleeping face down to keep your neck and spine more aligned and help keep upper airways open.

SOURCES:

National Sleep Foundation: “The Best Sleep Position for Your Body,” “How to Choose a Pillow,” “How to Prevent Snoring,” What Are the Most Common Types of Pillows?” “What Pillow is Best for You?” “When Should You Replace Your Pillow?”

Harvard Health Letter: “Is Your Pillow Hurting Your Health?”

American Sleep Association: “Best Pillows.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Back, Side or Stomach: Which Sleep Position Is Best for You?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2020

SOURCES:

National Sleep Foundation: “The Best Sleep Position for Your Body,” “How to Choose a Pillow,” “How to Prevent Snoring,” What Are the Most Common Types of Pillows?” “What Pillow is Best for You?” “When Should You Replace Your Pillow?”

Harvard Health Letter: “Is Your Pillow Hurting Your Health?”

American Sleep Association: “Best Pillows.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Back, Side or Stomach: Which Sleep Position Is Best for You?”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 19, 2020

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